Founded in 1955, the Rare Fruit Council International, Inc. (RFCI) is a non-profit organization here to promote the development and use of tropical fruits in South Florida.
September 19th. 2020 – Plant Club Day at Fairchild. Come by to learn about rare and tropical fruits, buy a tree, and even join the club. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and entry is part of general admission ($12). Timed entry tickets can only be purchased on the Fairchild website; hope to see you there!
[POSTPONED - COVID-19] October 14, 2020 – Marsha Eisenberg “Tomatoes” (Ft. Lauderdale, Florida)
[POSTPONED or VIRTUAL] November 11, 2020 – Open Board Meeting – Thanksgiving Dinner – Members are encouraged to bring a dish, accompaniment side, backyard fruits, soup, casseroles, beverages etc.
[POSTPONED - COVID-19] December 9, 2020 – Holiday Party – Members are encouraged to bring a dish, accompaniment side, backyard fruits, soup, casseroles, beverages etc.
January 13, 2021 – Dr. Peter Steele – Medicinal Plants
February 10, 2021 – Michael Oria – Hemp: Seed to Sale
March 10, 2021 – Har Mahdeem “How to Properly Spray Fruit Trees” (Palm Beach Chapter of the Rare Fruit Council International, Florida)
April 14, 2021 – Matt Snow – Chickens: Everything You Need to Know
May 12, 2021 – Dr. Vernon – How to Grow from Seeds
June 9, 2021 – Erin Wilson – What Plant Based Nutrition Can Do For You
July 7, 2021 – Chantelle Sookram “Preparation of Fruits and Vegetables”
August 11, 2021 – John Coldwell “Beekeeping in South Florida” (Urban Beekeepers Aviary Supply & Management Co., Oakland Park, Florida)
September 9, 2021 – TBA
October 13, 2021 – Marsha Eisenberg “Tomatoes” (Ft. Lauderdale, Florida)
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